Title "Qiryat Sefer" – The national bibliography of the State of Israel and of the Jewish people
Web site address http://nli.org.il/qrsinfo_eng
Start date 1925-
Period covered 1925 to date (Online since October 2003)
Current size 65 volumes in print include 347,673 items. Online 104,707
Media covered Digital, printed books, serials, maps, printed music, audio, video, DVD
General selection criteria Includes all material printed or distributed in Israel deposited by law in the National Library. Qiryat Sefer also includes publications acquired by the library in all languages, from various countries around the world, dealing with Hebraica and Judaica.
Selection criteria for digital resources Same criteria as for non-digital material
Exclusions policies applied Computer games, ephemera, private publications of less than 50 copies
Primary organisation responsible for national bibliographic control The only national bibliography in Israel. Non profit orgnization
Web site address of national bibliographic agency The National Library: http://nli.org.il/eng
Co-operative structures or  relationships supporting the production of the national bibliography ——
Single integrated or multiple categorised bibliographies Single bibliography that deals with all the subjects
Sources of bibliographic metadata used to produce national bibliography Original cataloguing + copy cataloguing from other libraries
Relationship to national legal deposit legislation or voluntary deposit arrangements The Legal Deposit law passed in 1953 encompassed only printed materials but since 2001 has included also non-print materials such as audio-visual, electronic publications etc.
Relationship to national Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) programme No CIP programme in Israel
Media & format options Marc exchange files per request
Access options to national bibliographic metadata Web catalogue, Z39.50 – configurable per request
Metadata enhancements offered via online services ——
Web 2.0 services offered ——
Frequency of service updates Daily
Target audiences for services Public libraries, academic libraries, general public
Uses made of  services offered Selection, acquisitions, derived cataloguing, statistics
Pricing policy for national bibliographic services Free basis. No restrictions. Until 2003 was sold only to subscribers
Availability of metadata for re-use No restriction
Metadata formats MARC21
Cataloguing code AACR2
Levels of description offered AACR2 level 2
Subject standards LCSH
Name authority standards Local
Is NBA affiliated to IFLA SC? No
Date information submitted 12-29-2010
Information supplied by Shunit Degani